Summary: I received the Essential Accessories Kit for the Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX200V. The description of this kit says that it is made for this camera and its accessories. The camera will not fit in the soft sided case; the description said it was a Deluxe Hard Shell Case with room for the accessories, which it is not. The 4" tripod will not hold the camera up. The 50" tripod is so wobbly that I would not risk putting the camera on it.
Summary: I had more issues to buy this camera than pleasure buying it. After everything I paid $20 to return the camera and $70 for a battery that they missed to deliver, a case and a memory. I don't recommend focus camera as a company for amazon resell!!!
Summary: I wanted a camera to take good pictures of my family, and also to take more serious "artsy" shots. Upon doing loads of research, I decided I would try one of these "like a DLSR point and shoot" cameras. My old point-and-shoot was a Sony Cyber-shot (I think I got it in 2006 or 2007) and it had really served it's purpose and is a great camera for still shots. But now that I have a three year-old constantly on the move, I need something better.
Summary: This is a "gimmicky" camera that produces mediocre pictures compared with its competition. The electronic user guide within the camera is a joke and the jog dial is cumbersome. The auto-flash on the one I purchased didn't work at times and as result, the pictures came out awful. I was put on extended hold every time that I called Sony Customer Service and their website support is a joke.
There are many reports of essential problems in focusing
14 June 2012
Summary: I used to be a fan of SONY and although I knew CANON and NIKON Digital Cameras are much more popular, I still wanted to buy SONY. However, it turned out there is a reason SONY is not that popular in cameras! The problem about this camera (or at least the one that they have sent to me) is it has a fundamental focusing problem, e.g. you zoom more than 5x it is not able to focus on your object anymore. I wish I could upload some photos so you can see how ridiculous it is.
Summary: Not worth the money! The HDMI cable does not fit the Sony camera. The lens protectors are flimsy and easily scratched. The large tripod is cheaply made and very unstable. DO NOT BUY THIS PRODUCT!
Summary: I bought this camera because all the features that offers. I used it today for first time for my DD Kinder Graduation. All the photos taken inside the gym came out with white eyes and I don't know if was because were white and no red, the red eye fix feature said that doesn't found any so cannot fix.. Now, one in a lifetime event turn out with a lot of white eyes memories.
Summary: I needed point and shoot camera to carry along all the time for screen size / e-mails. I had many different Nikon semi-pro SLRs film and digital so I new what to expect from $500 camera. I also bought Panasonic Panasonic DMC-FZ150K for comparizon. Here are the most annoying features of Sony HX200V that make this camera unusable IMHO: 1. no filter thread 2. no lens hood 3. takes forever between pictures (several seconds) 4.
Summary: I really wanted to love this camera: superzoom, choice of electric or manual zoom, comfortable form, many nice other features. Unfortunately, only a few of my 80 test shots were in sharp focus. The rest were soft and fuzzy, even though the camera thought it had locked focus (solid green light and focus brackets). I tested all focal lengths from macro to fully extended zoom, in bright cloudy outdoor light and bright indoor natural light.